The LeMoyne-Owen CCDC's 'Business Development Institute' is a ten-week, 30 class hours business development program. This intensive business development 'boot camp' is designed to teach entrepreneurial skills to prospective, yet disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Each participant acquires the knowledge necessary to produce a marketable business plan which is essential to any start of business. This program also includes lectures, hands-on computer training, interviews, multimedia presentations, videotaping, guest speakers and site visits. Program participants must attend 80% of the sessions in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Track I is geared towards prospective and existing entrepreneurs seeking to acquire general business skills, while Track II is geared towards existing entrepreneurs with specific technical assistance needs.
In the City of Memphis Small Business Resource Guide 2010, The LeMoyne-Owen CCDC's 'Business Development Institute' is listed as an entity that offers a plethora of services to entrepreneurs. They serve as a resource for the community by offering consultation in the areas listed below:
LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Westwood, Memphis
Chief Cornerstone Church, Overton Crossing, Memphis
Redeemed Christian Church of God, Hickory Hill, Memphis